Friday, September 13, 2013Results
ADRIAN - The Calvin men’s golf team captured first place at the second MIAA Jamboree of the season with a team score of 298. The outing was hosted by Adrian on Friday at the Lenawee Country Club. With the team score, Calvin moves within a stroke of first place in the overall MIAA standings, one stroke behind league-leader Adrian. Friday’s MIAA Jamboree was the second of eight league competitions this fall. Host Adrian took second with a team score of 301 followed by Trine at 303 and Hope at 308. The Knights used consistency in its lineup to take first place with senior Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) taking the lead as the Calvin quarterback with a score of 73 that was good for fifth place individually. Junior James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) and sophomore Justin Crow (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) were right behind with rounds of 74. Senior Mark Allen (Oconomowoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) delivered a clutch round of 77 while sophomore Jason Ziegler (Mount Gilead, OH/Gilead Christian HS) closed out Calvin’s lineup with an 86. David Smith of Kalamazoo was the tournament medalist with a round of 70. Calvin is back in action on September 18 when it competes at the third MIAA Jamboree of the year which will be hosted by Olivet at the Bedford Valley Country Club at 1 p.m.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
By Jacob Kuyvenhoven
Ryan Souders was inspired. A former standout soccer player at Wheaton and currently the head men’s soccer coach at Calvin, Souders had never really needed any extra motivation to get the most out of himself on the pitch. But when he took some time to take a trip to impoverished areas Africa with Team World Vision, an internationally-recognized committee for social justice, he began looking for ways to integrate his love for soccer and a vision for social change. After a lot of hard work by multiple people and schools, a part of this vision is coming to Calvin College on September 17th. The event, which has been dubbed “The Knight of Nets,” has a simple yet effective concept, focusing for a game not on the nets present in sports, but on the mosquito nets that can save lives in Africa by helping prevent malaria. Every spectator that pays $10 at the Calvin/Hope men’s soccer or women’s volleyball games on the 17th will get a T-shirt and a barbeque dinner, but more importantly, $6 of that money will buy one mosquito net to be sent over to a third-world country.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013Box Score
ANGOLA, IN - The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s soccer team got back on the winning track with a 4-0 win at Trine University Thursday afternoon. The win marked Calvin’s first conference win of the season. Calvin (4-1-0 overall, 1-1-0 MIAA) scored a pair of goals in each half to cruise to the win. The Knights outshot Trine 16-3 with freshman goalkeeper Emily Lawson collecting her first shutout in goal for the Knights, recording one save. Sophomore Taylor Ten Harmsel (Holland/Holland Christian HS) notched three assists on the afternoon. Calvin’s opening goal was scored by sophomore Christina Drost (Denver, CO/Denver Christian HS) with a shot to the far left post. Freshman Kailey Jo (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) then scored her first collegiate goal on a shot from the middle of the box in the 33rd minute of play. In the second half, senior Danielle Carter (DeWitt/DeWitt HS) scored off a feed from freshman Allie Corp (Livonia/Stevenson HS). Senior Kelly Koets (Grandville/Calvin Christian HS) closed out the scoring with a goal in the 74th minute.Calvin returns to action on September 18 when it travels to Saint Mary’s for a 4 p.m. game.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013Box Score
ANGOLA, IN - The top-ranked Calvin women’s volleyball team improved to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the MIAA with a 25-18, 25-11, 25-18 conference victory at Trine University Wednesday night. Calvin has now won 42 consecutive MIAA regular season matches and is now 51-1 over its last 52 matches in conference play. Calvin pulled away from Trine late in set one with an 8-3 run after Trine trailed just 17-15. In set two, Calvin hit at a .462 clip and then used an 8-4 run to close out its set three win. Calvin hit .413 as a team in the win with freshman Laura Danhoff (Willard, OH/Willard HS) having a big match with eight kills and a .583 hitting percentage. Junior Emily Crowe (Granger, IN/Mishawaka Penn HS) added five kills and six block assists. Senior setter Megan Rietema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had seven kills, 20 assists, six digs and a hitting percentage of .545. Sophomore Maggie Kamp (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) had nine digs and five kills while junior Elise Biesboer (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian HS) had three service aces. Calvin will now turn its attention to the rugged Wittenberg Fall Invitational. On Friday, Calvin will face sixth-ranked Washington University of Missouri at 3:30 p.m. and will then meet Heidelberg University at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013Results
NAPERVILLE, IL - The Calvin women’s golf team tie for fourth place at the North Central College Invitational on Tuesday with a team score of 348. Host North Central took first place with a team score of 327. Calvin’s top individual finisher was senior Carlia Canto (Marysville/Port Huron Northern HS) who tied for ninth with a round of 84. Sophomore Casey Harkema (Holt/Holt HS) was just two strokes back with an 86 while sophomore Jennie Poole (Summit, NJ/Kent Place School) had an 87. Rounding out Calvin’s finishers were sophomore Sarah Arendsen (Wayland/Wayland HS) with a 91, sophomore Shara Reynolds (Big Rapids/Big Rapids HS) with a 96 and freshman Mackenzie Geels (Sioux Center, IA/Unity Christian HS) with a 106. Kayla Meyer of Carthage took home medalist honors with a 78. Calvin is back in action on September 21 when it hosts an invitational at Railside Golf Club in Byron Center.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013AVCA Division III Top 25 Poll
The Calvin women’s volleyball team is the number-one ranked team in Division III. The Knights received the number-one ranking the most recent Division III Top 25 poll released by the American Volleyball Coaches Association this afternoon. Calvin received 37 first place votes in this week’s poll with Emory second, St. Thomas third and Elmhurst ranked fourth. Hope is ranked fifth. The Flying Dutch also received one first place vote in the poll. At 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the MIAA, Calvin is scheduled to travel to Trine on Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. conference match. Calvin will then participate in the Wittenberg Fall Invitational Friday and Saturday. While there, Calvin will face sixth-ranked Washington University of St. Louis, eighth-ranked Otterbein, Mount St. Joseph and Heidelberg. A year ago, Calvin took the number-one ranking into the NCAA III Tournament, reaching the national championship finals before eventually falling to St. Thomas in five sets. Calvin then finished second in the final 2012 national poll and entered the 2013 season ranked second as well.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013NSCAA Division III Top 25 Poll
The Calvin women’s soccer team has cracked the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top 25 poll. The Knights are ranked 19th in this week’s poll. It marks the first time since 2010 season that Calvin has been ranked in the NSCAA Top 25. Calvin (3-1-0) is back in action on Thursday when it travels to Trine for a 4 p.m. match.
Monday, September 09, 2013Box Score
ALMA - Finding a way to win at Alma has been a challenge for the Calvin women’s soccer team. That challenge continued on Monday as the Knights dropped their MIAA opener, falling 3-2 at Alma. The Knights have not won at Alma since 2010. Monday’s loss also snapped Calvin’s three-game win streak. The Scots (1-2 overall, 0-1 MIAA) roared out to a 2-0 halftime lead and added a third goal early in the second half to build a 3-0 advantage. Calvin (3-0 overall, 0-1 MIAA) rallied with two goals to cut the deficit to one. Senior Heidi Scholten (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) scored both of Calvin’s goals, netting an unassisted tally in the 68th minute and scoring again in the 87th minute, this time on a feed from sophomore Taylor Ten Harmsel (Holland/Holland Christian HS). Calvin was unable to muster a shot in the final three minutes of play however as the host Scots held on for the win. Alma held a 13-10 shots at goal advantage including 7-4 in the first half. Senior goalkeeper Ashton Hearn (Port Huron/Port Huron Northern HS) had six saves for Calvin in defeat. Calvin will try to get back on the winning track on Thursday, as it travels to Trine for a 4 p.m. match.
Monday, September 09, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin forward Travis Vegter its Offensive Player of the Week in men’s soccer for games played through Sept. 8. Vegter, a junior from Hudsonville (Unity Christian HS), earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors for the Knights at a tournament hosted by Milwaukee School of Engineering. He scored both of Calvin’s goals in a 3-2 loss to Loras, Iowa. Vegter is being honored as Player of the Week for the second time in his career. Vegter currently leads the Knights in scoring with five goals. The Knights are back in action on September 17 when they host rival Hope at 4:30 p.m. at Calvin’s Zuidema Field.
Monday, September 09, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin defender Kelsey Hiegel its Defensive Player of the Week in women’s soccer for games played through Sept. 8. Hiegel, a sophomore from Mundelein, Ill. (Mundelein HS), spearheaded a Calvin defense that allowed only one goal in winning two overtime games at a weekend tournament at Milwaukee School of Engineering. She was named the tournament’s most outstanding defensive player as the Knights edged Loras, Iowa, 1-0, and North Park, Ill., 2-1. Hiegel is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in her career. Calvin is back in action today, traveling to Alma for a 4 p.m. conference match.« First < 2 3 4 5 6 >